It’s New Year’s Resolution Time – how are your muscles & joints feeling right now?  If you’ve been doing activities this past week that you haven’t done in a while, I bet your body is paying you back!  And, by the way, sore, swollen muscles weigh more so weighing yourself right now could be misleading.  And DISCOURAGING!  Two things you can do to prevent that feeling:  don’t ever stop, or make sure to give your body the nutrients it needs to rebuild and recover.  Or how about both??
 
My focus product for the week is Advocare’s Post-Workout Recovery.  “Post-Workout Recovery Sports Drink contains more than 30 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that support the muscles’ metabolic processes in recovery and helps minimize occasional soreness after workouts. Post-Workout Recovery combines the muscle-supporting nutrition used by hundreds of professional and world-class athletes across the United States. Post-Workout Recovery helps enhance physical performance and endurance while supplying essential components for muscle repair and gain during and after physical activity. The unique blend of high-quality protein combined with glucose polymers and other carbohydrates, gives the body energy and structural support.

Post-Workout Recovery also contains branched-chain amino acids to support muscle recovery, growth and endurance. Finally, the antioxidants present in this advanced sports drink help the body ward off free radicals that are commonly produced as a result of exercise.” (borrowed from Advocare.com)

 
I know the above might have looked like a lot of techical mumbo-jumbo.  This is a 230 calorie beverage to drink within an hour after you workout that helps balance what you just burned so when you get home you don’t feel like you want to eat everything in your house.  Plus, the nutrients are precisely blended to support the recovery process.  Read:  LESS SORENESS!  They come in Chocolate & Vanilla economical tubs and convenient packets and is a perfect accompaniment to Advocare’s 24-Day Challenge on sale now at Domani for 25% off.  Call today to have the front desk make your complimentary consultation appointment with me and whatever your fitness level, get ready to take it to the next level.  If you choose to have us track your progress for our Biggest Winner Contest, you could even win a spa package worth over $200!!     
 
You’ve been doing so many great things for yourself.  My wellness tip today is, Don’t sabotage all your positive progress by skipping breakfast.  Okay, you’ve heard this all your life, so for for all you breakfast EATERS out there, I’m going to take it one step further.  Eat an adequate breakfast within an hour of when you wake up.  Shoot for, at minimum, 220 calories, a majority of which should come from protein.  A protein-rich A.M. meal speeds muscle recovery, kick-starts your metabolism, and signals your brain that your body is about to do some work.  Put it all together and what you have is real energy you can feel.  Most of you know what picky eaters 4-year-olds can be, which is why, even though it might be extra work, I positively jump for joy when my son wants a scrambled egg with cheese and a wholegrain waffle with fruit for breakfast instead of cereal & milk.  I just know how much more allert he’s going to be in school. 
 
What I like about the following recipe, besides the 22g of protein, is that these are all ingredients that are in my fridge right now.  Use seasonings that YOU love!
 
Veggie Frittata Pocket
 
4 white mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp onion, chopped
pinch of ground black pepper
2 eggs
1/2 small tomato, chopped
3 Tbsp milk
1 whole wheat pita, halved & toasted
1/2 avocado, sliced
 
Coat a skillet with olive oil cooking spray, place over medium heat, and saute, muchrooms, onions, bell pepper, and black pepper, and cook 3-4 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, tomato, and milk until frothy.  Pour the eggg mixture into the skillet.  Cook , stirring , for 3-4 minutes, or until eggs are firm.
Fill each pita with half the eggs and top with avocado slices.
Makes 1 serving.  436 cals, 22g protein, 40g carbs, 9 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 23g fat (healthy-avocado), 411mg sodium.
 
From The Women’s Health Diet, Steven Perrine, 2011 Rodale Inc.
 
I tend to only use 1 pita half and eat the rest of the mixture on the side, with hot sauce!  This keeps this recipe under 400 calories and has fewer carbs.  Just my preference. 🙂  Enjoy!
 
Keep up the good work & I’ll see you at Domani!!
 
Lisa Foat